Immigration

A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda
A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda
How the controversy over ‘sanctuary cities’ is playing out in the rural West.
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
Trump’s false narrative of chaos at the border
As asylum-seekers flee to the U.S., misguided immigration policies proliferate.
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
West Obsessed: A desert divided on the Borderlands
What would it mean to sever life-sustaining links along the U.S.-Mexico border?
Exchange or exploitation? Ski towns turn to foreign students
Exchange or exploitation? Ski towns turn to foreign students
The J-1 program is the main source of migrant labor for the ski industry.
The desert, divided
The desert, divided
The Borderlands thrive on connections. What would it mean to sever them?
How the U.S.-Mexico border has split the Tohono O’odham
How the U.S.-Mexico border has split the Tohono O’odham
When it comes to the ‘wall,’ the Nation is divided.
Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West
Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West
What it’s like for one undocumented woman and her family in Trump’s America.
MS-13 isn’t the real enemy
MS-13 isn’t the real enemy
The gang’s brutality is undeniable. But the president’s rhetoric erodes American ideals.
Policies affect people, we affect policies
Policies affect people, we affect policies
President Donald Trump’s reversals of decades of immigration policy bring families to the brink of exile.
A Dreamer dreams of running for office
A Dreamer dreams of running for office
Over a year into the Trump presidency, reflections from a young immigrant.
What the battle over the Dream Act means for the West
What the battle over the Dream Act means for the West
DACA’s future in Congress remains in limbo.
The border as a ‘weaponized’ landscape
The border as a ‘weaponized’ landscape
Border Patrol agent-turned-author Francisco Cantú examines his experiences.
In line at the Great Wall
In line at the Great Wall
A short story imagines a future where anti-immigrant sentiment is enshrined in a border wall.
A Wyoming county pursues a private immigration jail
A Wyoming county pursues a private immigration jail
A rural town hopes incarceration will boost its local economy.
The changing politics of woods work
The changing politics of woods work
Cash-strapped agencies use private contractors to the detriment of local communities.
In New Mexico, demographic shifts have helped job growth
In New Mexico, demographic shifts have helped job growth
An influx of immigrants is preventing economic stagnation in the Borderlands.
Take a job, create another
Take a job, create another
Despite mounting evidence, the myth of job-stealing immigrants persists.
Interpreting Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Interpreting Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Arpaio traumatized vulnerable Americans by abusing his power over them.
Border and immigration agents have too much power
Border and immigration agents have too much power
In July, ICE sent German foreign exchange students back home.
Después de cinco años de DACA, que harán los jóvenes inmigrantes?
Después de cinco años de DACA, que harán los jóvenes inmigrantes?
Pensando en la vida de José, un jóven indocumentado.
After five years of DACA, what will young immigrants do?
After five years of DACA, what will young immigrants do?
Reflecting on the life of José, a young undocumented immigrant.
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
The long fight against Joe Arpaio will continue
How ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ galvanized a movement among Arizona Latinos.
The boondoggle of Trump’s border wall
The boondoggle of Trump’s border wall
There’s no separating the land and people of the border region.
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